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Where Are They Now? Alumni Spotlight: Paul Morris

We recently caught up with CIP Berkshire Alum Paul Morris and learned more about what he's been doing since completing his time at CIP.
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Taking a Look Back at Challenges and Successes of 2020

 

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How Social Determinants Affect Young Adults with Autism and LD

This article has been published in Behavioral Health News.

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CIP Berkshire Alum in the News

"Hannah Long discovers voice, overcomes pandemic challenges with CIP of the Berkshires by her side." Recently, the Berkshire Eagle spoke to CIP Alum Hannah Long.

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Quick Mindfulness Tips

This article has been published by Exceptional Needs Today. by Lori Stottler, LMHC, Clinician, CIP Brevard

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Valuing Our Older Teachers Who Are Miracle Workers

This article has been published by ISER.

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Where Are They Now? Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Perkins

We recently caught up with Brevard alum Dan iel Perkins who  is currently attending Boston University.
 
 
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What Our Parents Are Saying, CIP Bloomington

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Where Are They Now? Alumni Spotlight: Rebecca K.

We have been checking in with our alumni to learn about what they have been up to since leaving CIP.  We recently caught up with Berkshire alum Rebecca K. She is scheduled to graduate from Lynn...
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What Our Parents Are Saying, CIP Berkshire

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What Our Parents Are Saying, CIP Berkeley

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What Our Parents Are Saying, CIP Brevard

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Mindfulness Tips for the 2020 Holidays For Young People with Autism & LD

Mindfulness is a word that has recently gained attention due to the pandemic and the stressful times that we are currently living in. We are looking for ways to ease stress and help students with...

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Announcing our Summer 2021 Dates and Locations!

We are now accepting applications for our Summer@CIP and Summer Sessions@CIP programs for 2021. Y ou can take advantage of our early tuition discounts by submitting your application before...
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Picking Up After an Unsuccessful (Failed) College Experience

Transitioning Back to Higher Education for Students with Autism, and ADHD, and Other Learning Differences

“I have had nothing but a negative experiences when it comes to school. I went to a...

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An Interview with CIP Long Beach Parents of Stephen L.

"CIP is the best program in the country." - CIP Long Beach Parent Mark L.

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CIP Berkshire In the News

Recently, the news team at WNYT-TV in Albany visited CIP Berkshire and met with one of our students, John, and Life Skills Coordinator Jay Lopez to talk about learning while on the autism spectrum...

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Summer Sessions@CIP 2020 is a Success!

With all the changes that 2020 brought to our families and students, CIP was up for the challenge of ensuring that this year - our 12th year of summer programming for high school students with...

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CIP Long Beach Transitions to Hybrid Learning

Head Student Advisor Erin Green meets with a student outside a local Starbucks for a weekly assessment Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. CIP Long Beach, an academic center that offers support programs for...

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What Our Students Are Saying, Volume I

Students from all five of our CIP Centers answer questions about life at CIP, their educational goals, friendships, plans for the future, and more!

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Resilience in Uncertain Times

By Dr. Michael McManmon, Founder, College Internship Program 

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Standing in Solidarity and Sustaining Change

Dear Friends and Families of CIP,

Today we commemorate Juneteenth

The recent events related to the death of George Floyd are yet another tragic instance of police brutality, longstanding...

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Coping During COVID-19: Strategies to Reinforce Executive Functioning Skills During Times of Change

By Crystal Hayes, Interim Program Director, College Internship Program 

As the world enters a perpetual state of “new normal” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, previously developed routines and...

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What CIP Stands For: Black Lives Matter

The recent events related to the death of George Floyd are yet another tragic instance of police brutality, longstanding injustice, and severe inequality built into the many systems in the US. Our...

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Blog: What CIP Means To Me Contest Winner - Tristan

Meet Tristan, a student from CIP Berkeley and the winner of our What CIP Means to Me Contest!

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Admissions Update: Program Enhancements for 2020-2021 Fall and Beyond

At CIP, we remain committed to continually evolving and enhancing our programs to best meet the individual needs of our students and families.

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CIP Launches New Virtual Summer Programs For Teens

The College Internship Program (CIP) is launching a new virtual summer program entitled Summer Sessions @CIP for teens and young adults with autism, ADHD, and other learning differences. Due to...

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Admissions Update: Full-Year Programs

As you may be aware, enrolled CIP students are currently staying engaged and continuing their learning remotely from the safety of their homes through our online learning program.

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Summer@CIP Program Update: Week of May 8th, 2020

No news is good news this week as we're still on track for our Summer@CIP programs at UC Berkeley in California and Bard College at Simon's Rock in Massachusetts. We've been in touch with contacts...

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Summer@CIP Program Update: Week of May 1st, 2020

We hope everyone is continuing to remain healthy and safe during these times! We’ve been busy working with families for this summer and have seen increased interest lately as families have begun...

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Two Ways to Help Young Adults With Autism Succeed

By Jennifer Kilby, Program Director, College Internship Program 

Reaching adulthood can be like “falling off a cliff” of services for young adults with special needs. 

For those with autism...

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Zoe: CIP Student Shares Her Experience

Meet Zoe From Berkeley!

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Spotlight On Success A Conversation With Sam Farmer

From time to time, CIP recognizes individuals on the autism spectrum who are making an impact in the autism community. As we embrace Autism Awareness Month during the month of April, CIP would...

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CIP Adapting Specialized Education to Online Learning

By Dan McManmon, President, CIP

The name CIP is synonymous with “transition." For the last 35 years, we have exclusively provided one of the world’s most comprehensive educational programs...

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CIP Autism Awareness Day 2020

Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

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VIDEO: Summer@CIP parents' webinar

We are currently full speed ahead with planning for a great Summer@CIP 2020! Please take a look at this video featuring families who joined us for last year's Summer@CIP. Our Admissions team is...

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CIP Alumni Profile: John, Rhode Island

Since 1984, thousands of students have graduated from CIP programs across the country. Their individual passions and interests have led them to find success in a wide range of unique career...

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12 Applications to Support Students with Executive Function Skills

 

By Sara Jamieson, Assistant Program Director CIP Bloomington

In the age of smartphone technology, it is critical to know how to use our devices not just for communication purposes, but also to...

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Packing It All In: Traveling Tips for Neurodiverse Students

By Korie Rice, Student Advisor, CIP Bloomington

While traveling to different areas of the world can be completely enjoyable for some, it often presents its own challenges. This is particularly...

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Self Management and Ways to Handle Stress

by Dr. Michael McManmon, founder of CIP 

There are many factors that can increase anxiety and depression and an understanding of them helps us to be able to implement strategies for prevention.

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Transition Planning To Retain Social Skills Over Holiday Breaks

The first few times any college student comes home for a Holiday break, parents might not observe any obvious social growth. This is not unusual. The family home is typically a safe zone. Young...

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Meet CIP Berkeley Student, Harper: She's Rocking It!

Harper is one of the many students that takes full advantage of the career services provided to students at CIP. Her amicable yet vivacious personality permits her to go to great lengths to attain...

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The Hunt for a Paid Job When You Are on the Autism Spectrum

By Janell Yonkman, MS, OTR CIP Bloomington and CIP Student Andrew McKearin

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CIP Featured in Global Insights International School Magazine

Shared with permission by Global Insights Magazine, part of the Educational Collaborative of International Schools.
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In the News: Bloomington Program Helps Young Adults Pursue Academic Goals

Indiana Public Media produced a spotlight on CIP Bloomington's comprehensive transition program for young adults with autism, ADHD, and other learning differences. The story highlights Keely and...

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In Pursuit of Growth: Words from a CIP Student

The College Internship Program has helped many a student make the transition from dependent living to living a life of their own, and I am proud to be a current student. When I first made the...

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CIP Bloomington Moves to New Location

To meet our unique and growing needs, CIP Bloomington will be relocating in the summer of 2019 to a newly designed center located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, Indiana.

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Achieving Success in College; Strategies for Students on the Autism Spectrum

When students with autism and learning differences start college, they are considered adults for everything except residency and tuition. Since they are no longer high school students, they are...

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